Bill Monroe

1911 - 1996

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William Smith Monroe (; September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) was an American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter, who created the bluegrass music genre. Because of this, he is often called the "Father of Bluegrass".The genre takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, who named their group for the bluegrass of Monroe's home state of Kentucky. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Monroe has received more than 1,020,091 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Bill Monroe is the 1,132nd most popular musician (up from 1,141st in 2019), the 5,610th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,494th in 2019) and the 435th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Bill Monroe ranks 1,132 out of 2,675Before him are Pat Smear, Ronnie Drew, George Winston, Alex Van Halen, Johnny Mandel, and Gene Clark. After him are John Abercrombie, Glen Matlock, Charlie Mariano, Lita Ford, Timo Tolkki, and Andrew Loog Oldham.

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Among people born in 1911, Bill Monroe ranks 205Before him are Ján Cikker, Consalvo Sanesi, István Bibó, Paul Pietsch, Hédi Amara Nouira, and Willem Johan Kolff. After him are Roger Lapébie, Mirza Ibrahimov, Giuseppe Olmo, Rudolf Raftl, József Háda, and Alan Hovhaness. Among people deceased in 1996, Bill Monroe ranks 177Before him are Petre Steinbach, Jurandir de Freitas, Veronica Guerin, Robert Nisbet, Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad, and Tiny Tim. After him are José Sasía, Roger Lapébie, Wolfgang Koeppen, Jon Pertwee, Hillevi Rombin, and Marin Sorescu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Monroe ranks 5,610 out of 15,968Before him are Katherine Moennig (1977), Jack Benny (1894), Norbert Schemansky (1924), William Dwight Whitney (1827), William Christie (1944), and Gene Clark (1944). After him are Adam Riess (1969), Rod Serling (1924), Gilbert Gottfried (1955), Ellsworth Huntington (1876), Jamie Gillis (1943), and Noah Wyle (1971).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bill Monroe ranks 435Before him are John Prine (1946), Ron Asheton (1948), Pat Smear (1959), George Winston (1949), Johnny Mandel (1925), and Gene Clark (1944). After him are John Abercrombie (1944), Charlie Mariano (1923), Blind Willie Johnson (1897), Lester Bowie (1941), Cliff Martinez (1954), and Tommy Johnson (1896).